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Erol Tutumluer

Erol Tutumluer
Erol Tutumluer

Administrative Titles

  • Abel Bliss Professor in Engineering
  • Director of International Programs
  • Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar
Professor
(217) 333-8637
1205 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Transportation Engineering

Research Areas

Biography

Erol Tutumluer holds a B.S. (Bogazici University 1989), two M.S. degrees (Duke University 1991 and Georgia Tech 1993), and a Ph.D. (Georgia Tech 1995), all in civil engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1996. In October 2006, Dr. Tutumluer was recognized as the Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar for his research accomplishments in the CEE department. Professor Tutumluer also serves as the Director of International Programs for the department.

Dr. Tutumluer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation soils engineering, subgrade soil and aggregate behavior and stabilization, introduction to transportation engineering, pavement analysis and design, and airport facilities design.

Dr. Erol Tutumluer specializes in Transportation Geotechnics with research interests and expertise in characterization of pavement and railroad track geomaterials, i.e., subgrade soils and base/ballast unbound aggregates, soil/aggregate stabilization, geosynthetics, modeling granular foundation systems using innovative techniques, sustainable use of foundation geomaterials and construction practices for transportation infrastructure, discrete element analysis of ballast, dynamic response measurement and analyses of track systems, and mechanistic analysis and design. Dr. Tutumluer has served as an investigator on over 100 research projects and graduated 19 PhD and 42 MS students, and authored/co-authored over 300 peer reviewed publications from his research projects. Dr. Tutumluer is the Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Geotechnics Elsevier journal and the current Chair of the ISSMGE Technical Committee 202 on Transportation Geotechnics. Dr. Tutumluer is a member of the ASCE T&DI and Geo-Institute and served as the Chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute’s Pavements Committee in 2006-2012. He is a member of the AREMA Committee 1 on Ballast. Dr. Tutumluer is an active affiliate of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and serves as the Chair of TRB’s AFP00 Geological and Geoenvironmental Engineering Section. He served as the Chair of TRB’s AFP70 Aggregates Committee in 2011-2016 and he is a member of the AFS70 Geosynthetics Committee. Dr. Tutumluer was the 2000 recipient of the TRB’s Fred Burgraff award for Excellence in Transportation Research; he also received TRB’s Geology and Earth Materials Section Best Paper Awards in 2009 and 2012 and TRB’s Soil Mechanics Section Best Paper Award in 2016. He was selected and honored with Yangtze River Scholar Award by China Ministry of Education in 2016 and Qiushi Distinguished Professor title by Zhejiang University in China in 2019.  

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Duke University, 1991
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, 1989

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 2008- present
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 2002-Aug. 2008
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 1996-Aug. 2002
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois Jan. 1996-Aug. 1996

Major Consulting Activities

  • eRoads, L.L.C., Glendale, California
  • Istanbul Asphalt Plants Industry and Trading, Inc. (ISFALT), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Luck Stone Corporation, Richmond, Virginia
  • Marino Engineering Associates, Inc., Urbana, Illinois
  • Naksan Holding, Plastic Industries, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Academies, Washington, DC Consultant for the 2011 NCHRP Synthesis, Topic 43-03 Granular Aggregate Base Practices, and 2016 NCHRP Synthesis, Topic 48-10 Aggregate Quality Requirements for Pavements
  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Alexandria, Virginia
  • Tensar International, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Airfield & Pavement Division, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Professional Registrations

  • Engineer-In-Training Certificate #17435, Georgia 1995

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition/editorial-board/), Editor-In-Chief Richard Kim, North Carolina State University, 2014 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Rail Transportation, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Wanming Zhai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Kelvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma State University, 2013 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geomechanics, Editor-in-Chief Musharraf M. Zaman, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/geomechanics/), January 2009 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 – present.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Editors-in-Chief Prof. Deng-Fong Lin, I-Shou University, Taiwan and Dr. Chung Wu, Virginia DOT, USA, Publisher: Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering, No. 300 Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, 3200, Taiwan R.O.C. (http://www.ijprt.org.tw), 2007 – present.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/), with Co-Editors-in-Chief Antonio Gomes-Correia, University of Minho, Portugal and Yunmin Chen, Zhejiang University, China, January 2014 – present.
  • Chair of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG), Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 2020.
  • International Advisory Committee Member, 16th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 2020), Turin, Italy, July 1-4, 2020.
  • Scientific Committee Member, ASCE T&DI International Airfield and Highway Pavements Specialty Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 21-24, 2019.
  • Conference Co-chair of the 4th TRANSOILCOLD Int. Symposium in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 20-23, 2019.
  • Chair of the 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibrations (ISEV) and Transportation Geodynamics in Changsha, Hunan, China, October, 27-28, 2018.
  • Conference Co-chair of the 3rd TRANSOILCOLD Int. Symposium in Guide, Qinghai, China, July 6-7, 2017.
  • Organizer and Chair, Specialty Sessions 7A and 7B on “Geosynthetics in Road Construction,” 6th European Geosynthetics Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 25-28, 2016.
  • International Advisory Committee and ISSMGE TC202 Executive Group Member, 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG), Guimaraes, Portugal, September 4-7, 2016.
  • Organizer and Chair, International Summit on Railroad Engineering and Transportation Geotechnics, Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) Scholar Acceptance Event, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, June 11, 2016.

Professional Societies

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition/editorial-board/), Editor-In-Chief Richard Kim, North Carolina State University, 2014 – present.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/), with Co-Editors-in-Chief Antonio Gomes-Correia, University of Minho, Portugal and Yunmin Chen, Zhejiang University, China, January 2014 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Rail Transportation, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Wanming Zhai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Kelvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma State University, 2013 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geomechanics, Editor-in-Chief Musharraf M. Zaman, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/geomechanics/), January 2009 – present.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Editorsin- Chief Prof. Deng-Fong Lin, I-Shou University, Taiwan and Dr. Chung Wu, Virginia DOT, USA, Publisher: Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering, No. 300 Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, 3200, Taiwan, R.O.C. (http://www.ijprt.org.tw), 2007 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 – present.
  • International Association for Computer Methods And Advances In Geomechanics (IACMAG), Member, 2004-present
  • International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), Voting Member, 2002-present
  • International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), Voting Member, 2002-present
  • Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Associate Member, 1999-present
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Member, 1999-present
  • ---- Member, Committee 1 on Ballast, 2001 - present
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), Member, 2001-present
  • ---- Chair, ISSMGE Technical Committee TC202, Transportation Geotechnics, 2013-2021
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geo-technical Engineering (ISSMGE), Member, 2000-present
  • ---- Member, Transportation and Development Institute, ASCE, Member, 2003-present
  • ---- Member, Geo-Institute, ASCE, Member, 1998-present
  • ---- Vice Chair, 2003-206 Geo-Institute Pavements Committee
  • ---- Chair, 2006-2012 Geo-Institute Pavements Committee (ASCE 2010 Committee of the Year Award, March 2010)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member, 1998-present
  • ---- Member, TRB Committee, AFS70 on Geosynthetics
  • ---- Chair, TRB Subcommittee, AFS50(1), Applications of Nontraditional Computing Tools Including Neural Nets, 2002-2008
  • ---- Chair, TRB AFP70 Aggregates Committee, April 2011-August 2016
  • ---- Chair, TRB AFP00 Geological and Geoenvironmental Engineering Section, August 2016-present
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB), Affiliate, 1997-present
  • President, Geotechnical Society, 1993 A Student Organization at Georgia Institute of Technology

Service on University Committees

  • Search Committee Member Appointed by Dean of Grainger College of Engineering, Search for CEE Department Head, Grainger College of Engineering, UIUC Campus, August 2019 – January 2020.

Service on Department Committees

  • Transportation Group Coordinator, 2016-present
  • International Programs Director, 2011-present
  • Advisory Committee Chair 2004-2005, 2014-2015, 2018-2019
  • Advisory Committee (representing Transportation) 2003-2005, 2013-2015, 2017-2021

Research Interests

  • Applications of artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques to transportation infrastructure
  • Subgrade soils/aggregate materials stabilization and recycling
  • Use of geosynthetics in pavements and railroad track substructure
  • Mechanistic based designs of airport/highway pavements and railroad track
  • Size and shape determination of geo-materials using image analysis techniques
  • Investigation of nonlinear, anisotropic, and stress dependent behavior of pavement and railroad track foundations
  • Testing and modeling/characterization of pavement/railroad track geo-materials – soils and aggregates
  • Transportation Geotechnics for Roads, Railroads and Airfields

Primary Research Area

  • Transportation Engineering

Research Areas

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/)
  • Advances in Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics (ISEV 2018), held in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, on November 26-28, 2018; Edited by Erol Tutumluer, Xiaobin Chen, and Yuanjie Xiao, Springer Nature
  • Recent Advances in Environmental Vibration, Proceedings Book of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2013), held in Shanghai, Tongji University in November, 2013; Edited by Gao Guangyun, Tutumluer, E., and Chen, Yunmin, China Scientific Books (ISBN/ISSN: 756085303X, 2013-10)
  • Advances in Environmental Vibration, Hardcover Proceedings Book of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2011), held in Chengdu, China, on October 20-22, 2011; Edited by Zhai, W., Takemiya, H., De Roeck, G., and Tutumluer, E., Science Press USA, Inc. (ISBN: 978-7-03-032373-6, 894 pages, 2011)
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering Special Issue on Multi-scale Characterization and Modeling of Stone-based Infrastructure Materials, Guest Editors Linbing Wang and Erol Tutumluer, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 11, No. 5 (ISSN 1029-8436, pp. 331-439, October 2010)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 203, entitled, Paving Materials and Pavement Analysis, Proceedings Book of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 3-5, 2010. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Baoshan Huang, Erol Tutumluer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Jorge Prozzi, and Xiang Shu (ISBN: 978-0-7844-1104-9, pages: 592, 2010)
  • Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Two-Volume Hardcover and CD-ROM Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois, USA, June 29–July 2, 2009; Edited by Erol Tutumluer and Imad Al-Qadi, 1600 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-87199- 0, 2009)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 169, entitled, Soil and Material Inputs for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design, Proceedings CD-ROM of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoDenver Congress, New Peaks in Geotechnics, held in Denver, Colorado, on February 18-21, 2007. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Erol Tutumluer, Laith Tashman, and Halil Ceylan (ISBN-13 978-0-7844- 0897-1, 2007)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 154, entitled, Pavement Mechanics and Performance, Proceedings Book of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoShanghai Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 6-8, 2006. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Baoshan Huang, Roger Meier, Jorge Prozzi, and Erol Tutumluer (ISBN: 0-7844-0866-1, pages: 300, 2006)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 130, entitled, Advances In Pavement Engineering, Proceedings CD-ROM of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Frontiers Conference, held in Austin, Texas, on January 24-26, 2005. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee, Edited by Charles W. Schwartz, Erol Tutumluer, and Laith Tashman (ISBN: 0-7844-0769-X, 2005)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 123, entitled, Recent Advances in Materials Characterization and Modeling of Pavement Systems, Proceedings Book of the Pavement Mechanics Symposium at the 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM2002), held at Columbia University, New York, on June 4, 2002. Edited by Erol Tutumluer, Yacoub M. Najjar, and Eyad Masad (ISBN: 0-7844- 0709-6, pages: 241, 2004)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 89, entitled, Recent Advances in the Characterization of Transportation Geomaterials, Proceedings Book of the Third National Conference of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, Geo-Engineering for Underground Facilities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 13-17, 1999. Edited by E. Tutumluer and A.T. Papagiannakis (ISBN: 0-7844-0437-2, pages: 72, 1999)

Chapters in Books

  • Kazmee, H., Tutumluer, E., Mishra, D. “Field performance evaluations of large sized unconventional and recycled aggregates for subgrade improvement,” The Roles of Accelerated Pavement Testing in Pavement Sustainability: Engineering, Environment, and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42797-3_57, 2016, pp. 877-890.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • (34)*w White, D.J., Vennapusa, P., Tutumluer, E., and Moaveni, M. “Mechanistic Assessment of Layered Pavement Foundation System Using Validated Intelligent Compaction Measurements,” Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 310, Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (Geo-Congress 2019), March 2019, pp. 421-429.
  • (33)* Byun, Y.-H. and Tutumluer, E. “Characterization of As-Constructed Aggregate Base Layer Stiffness Using Embedded Shear Wave Transducers,” Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 295, DOI: 10.1061/9780784481585.055, March 2018, pp. 567-573.
  • (32)* Byun, Y.-H., Tutumluer, E. “Local Stiffness Quantification of Geogrid-reinforced Aggregate Base Materials using Shear Waves under Repeated Loading,” Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 280, DOI: 10.1061/9780784480472.023, 2017, pp. 220-226.
  • (31)*w Delay, B.L., Moaveni, M., Hart, J.M., Sharpe, P., Tutumluer, E. “Evaluating Railroad Ballast Degradation Trends using Machine Vision and Machine Learning Techniques,” Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 277, DOI: 10.1061/9780784480441.045, 2017, pp. 432-441.
  • (30)*w Kazmee, H., Tutumluer, E., and Mishra, D. “Performance of Aggregate Subgrade Layers in Low-Volume Roads Constructed with Unconventional Recycled Aggregates,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 269, Edited by D. Zekkos, A. Farid, A. De, K.R. Reddy, and N. Yesiller, Chicago, IL, August, 14-18, ISBN (PDF): 9780784480120, 2016.
  • (29)* Osouli, A., Salam, S., Tutumluer, E., Beshears, S., Flynn, S. “Effect of Dust Ratios on the Strength of Aggregates with Low Plasticity Fines,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 269, Edited by D. Zekkos, A. Farid, A. De, K.R. Reddy, and N. Yesiller, Chicago, IL, August, 14-18, ISBN (PDF): 9780784480120, 2016.
  • (28)*w LaHucik, J.R., Schmidt, S.R., Tutumluer, E., and Roesler, J.R. “Characterization of Cement Treated Base Course Using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, Aggregate By-Products, and Macro-Synthetic Fibers,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 269, Edited by D. Zekkos, A. Farid, A. De, K.R. Reddy, and N. Yesiller, Chicago, IL, August, 14-18, ISBN (PDF): 9780784480120, 2016.
  • (27)*w Qamhia, I., Cheung, J., Hou, W., Mwumvaneza, V., Ozer, H., and Tutumluer, E. “Gradation Effects on the Strength Properties of Cement and Fly Ash Stabilized Quarry By-Products,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 269, Edited by D. Zekkos, A. Farid, A. De, K.R. Reddy, and N. Yesiller, Chicago, IL, August, 14-18, ISBN (PDF): 9780784480120, 2016.
  • (26)(Shanghai Best Paper Prize) Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., Mishra, D., and Kazmee, H. “Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the GeoShanghai 2014, Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 238, Edited by J. Han, A.J. Puppala, S.-L. Shen, S. Oztoprak, and J. Huang, Shanghai, China, May 26-28, ISBN 978-0-7844-1340-1, pp. 333-342, 2014.
  • (25) Xiao, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Qian, Y. “DEM Approach for Engineering Aggregate Gradation and Shape Properties Influencing Mechanical Behavior of Unbound Aggregate Materials,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2014, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Edited by M. Abu-Farsakh, X. Yu, and L.R. Hoyos, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, ISBN 978-0-7844-1327-2, pp. 2898-2910, 2014.
  • (24) Titi, H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Druckrey, A., Tutumluer, E., and Bautista, E. “Evaluation of Compacted Aggregate Base Course Layers,” In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2014, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Edited by M. Abu-Farsakh, X. Yu, and L.R. Hoyos, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, ISBN 978-0-7844-1327-2, pp. 2921-2930, 2014.
  • Bian, X., Li, W., Qian, Y., and Tutumluer, E. “Analyzing the Effect of Principal Stress Rotation on Railway Track Settlement by Discrete Element Method,” Geotechnique, Article in Press, 2019
  • Huang, H., Luo, J., Moaveni, M., Hart, J.M., Beshears, S., Stolba, A.J. “Field Imaging and Volumetric Reconstruction of Riprap Rock and Large-Sized Aggregates: Algorithms and Application,” Transportation Research Record, Article in Press, 2019.
  • Osouli, A., Adhikari, P., Tutumluer, E., Shoup, H. “Properties of Aggregate Fines Influencing Modulus and Deformation Behavior of Unbound Aggregates,” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Article in Press, 2019.
  • Qamhia, I.I.A., Tutumluer, E., Ozer, H., Shoup, H., Beshears, S., and Trepanier, J. “Evaluation of Chemically Stabilized Quarry Byproduct Applications in Base and Subbase Layers through Accelerated Pavement Testing,” Transportation Research Record, 2673 (3), 2019, pp. 259-270.
  • Byun, Y.-H., Tutumluer, E., Feng, B., Kim, J.H., and Wayne, M.H. “Horizontal Stiffness Evaluation of Geogrid-Stabilized Aggregate using Shear Wave Transducers,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 47(2), 2019, pp. 177-186.
  • Byun, Y.-H. and Tutumluer, E. “Local Stiffness Characteristic of Geogrid-Stabilized Aggregate in Relation to Accumulated Permanent Deformation Behavior,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 47(3), 2019, pp. 402-407.
  • Feng, B., Park, E.H., Huang, H., Tutumluer. E., Hashash, Y.M.A., and Bian, X. “Discrete Element Modeling of Full-Scale Ballasted Track Dynamic Responses from an Innovative High-Speed Rail Testing Facility,” Transportation Research Record, Article in Press, DOI: 10.1177/0361198119846475, 2019.
  • Feng, B., Hou, W., and Tutumluer, E. “Implications of Field Loading Patterns on Different Tie Support Conditions using Discrete Element Modeling: Dynamic Responses,” Transportation Research Record, 2673(2), 2019, pp. 509-520.
  • Ishikawa, T., Lin, T., Yang, J., Tokoro, T., and Tutumluer, E. “Application of the UIUC Model for Predicting Ballast Settlement to Unsaturated Ballasts under Moving Wheel Loads,” Transportation Geotechnics, 18, 2019, pp. 149-162.
  • Bian, X., Li, W., Qian, Y., and Tutumluer, E. “Micromechanical Particle Interactions in Railway Ballast through DEM Simulations of Direct Shear Tests,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 19(5), 04019031, 2019.
  • Liu, S., Qiu, T., Qian, Y., Huang, H., Tutumluer, E., and Shen, S. “Simulations of Large-scale Triaxial Shear Tests on Ballast Aggregates Using Sensing Mechanism and Real-Time (SMART) Computing,” Computers and Geotechnics, 110, 2019, pp. 184-198.
  • Osouli, A., Chaulagai, R., Tutumluer, E., Shoup, H. “Strength Characteristics of Crushed Gravel and Limestone Aggregates with up to 12% Plastic Fines Evaluated for Pavement Base/Subbase Applications,” Transportation Geotechnics, Vol. 18, 2019, pp. 25-38.
  • de O. Lima, A., Dersch, M.S., Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Edwards, J.R. “Laboratory Fatigue Performance of Under-Ballast Mats under Varying Loads and Support Conditions,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 233(6), 2019, pp. 606-613.
  • Boler, H., Mishra, D., Tutumluer, E., Chrismer, S., and Hyslip, J.P. “Stone Blowing As a Remedial Measure to Mitigate Differential Movement Problems at Railroad Bridge Approaches,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 233(1), 2019, pp. 63-72.
  • Sarker, P., and Tutumluer, E. “Airfield Pavement Damage Evaluation Due to New-Generation Aircraft Wheel Loading and Wander Patterns,” Transportation Research Record, 2672 (29), 2018 pp. 82-92.
  • de O Lima, A., Dersch, M.S., Tutumluer, E., Edwards, J.R., and Qian, Y. “Support Condition and Traffic Loading Patterns Influencing Laboratory Determination of under Ballast Mat Bedding Modulus and Insertion Loss,” Transportation Research Record, 2672 (10), 2018, pp. 74-84.
  • Huang, H., Moaveni, M., Schmidt, S., Tutumluer, E., and Hart, J.M. “Evaluation of Railway Ballast Permeability Using Machine Vision–Based Degradation Analysis,” Transportation Research Record, 2672 (10), 2018, pp. 62-73.
  • Hou, W., Feng, B., Li, W., and Tutumluer, E. “Evaluation of Ballast Behavior under Different Tie Support Conditions using Discrete Element Modeling, Transportation Research Record, 2672 (10), 2018, pp. 106-115.
  • Osouli, A., Othmanawny, G., Tutumluer, E., Beshears, S., and Shoup, H. “Soaking Effects on Strength Characteristics of Crushed Gravel and Limestone Unbound Aggregates,” Transportation Research Record, 2672 (52), 2018, pp. 34-45.
  • White, D.J., Vennapusa, P., Tutumluer, E., Vavrik, W., Moaveni, M., and Gillen, S. “Spatial Verification of Modulus for Pavement Foundation System, Transportation Research Record, 2672 (52), 2018, pp. 333-346.
  • Li, W., Bian, X., Duan, X., and Tutumluer, E. “Full-Scale Model Testing on Ballasted High-Speed Railway: Dynamic Responses and Accumulated Settlements,” Transportation Research Record, 2672 (10), 2018, pp. 125-135.
  • Titi, H.H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Tutumluer, E., and Peters, J.P. “Spatial Variability of Compacted Aggregate Bases,” Transportation Geotechnics, Vol. 17, 2018, pp. 56-65.
  • Qian, Y., Boler, H., Moaveni, M., Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y.M.A., and Ghaboussi, J. “Closure to 'degradation-related Changes in Ballast Gradation and Aggregate Particle Morphology' by Yu Qian, Huseyin Boler, Maziar Moaveni, Erol Tutumluer, Youssef M.A. Hashash, and Jamshid Ghaboussi,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001706, Vol. 144, Issue 5, 2018.
  • Qian, Y., Lee, S.J., Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y.M.A., and Ghaboussi, J. “Role of Initial Particle Arrangement in Ballast Mechanical Behavior,” International Journal of Geomechanics, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001074, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2018.
  • Gökalp, İ., Uz, V.E., Saltan, M., and Tutumluer, E. “Technical and Environmental Evaluation of Metallurgical Slags as Aggregate for Sustainable Pavement Layer Applications,” Transportation Geotechnics, DOI: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2017.10.0032018, Vol. 14, 2018, pp. 61-69.
  • Salam, S., Osouli, A., and Tutumluer, E. “Crushed Limestone Aggregate Strength Influenced by Gradation, Fines Content, and Dust Ratio,” Journal of Transportation Engineering Part B: Pavements, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000032, Vol. 144, Issue 1, 2018.
  • Byun, Y.-H., Qamhia, I.I.A., Feng, B., and Tutumluer, E. “Embedded Shear Wave Transducer for Estimating Stress and Modulus of As-Constructed Unbound Aggregate Base Layer,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 183, 2018, pp. 465-471.
  • Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., Mishra, D., and Kazmee, H. “Triaxial Testing and Discrete-Element Modelling of Geogrid-Stabilized Rail Ballast,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, Vol. 171, Issue 4, 2018, pp. 223-231.
  • Boler, H., Mishra, D., Hou, W., and Tutumluer, E. “Understanding Track Substructure Behavior: Field Instrumentation Data Analysis and Development of Numerical Models, Transportation Geotechnics, DOI: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2018.10.001, Vol. 17, 2018, pp. 109-121.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • (47) Tutumluer, E., Feng, B., Hou, W., Edwards, J.R., Dersch, M.S., and Melniczuk, S. “Field Loading and Tie Support Conditions Influencing Track Substructure – Modeling Ballast Behavior and Statistical Perspective,” In Proceedings of the AREMA 2019 Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 22-25, 2019.
  • (45) de Oliveira Lima, A., Dersch, M.S., Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Edwards, J.R. “Under-Ballast Mats – Laboratory Testing Literature, Fatigue and Transition Zone Improvements,” In Proceedings of the AREMA 2017 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 17-20, 2017
  • (44) Tutumluer, E., Moaveni, M., Hart, J.M., Ahuja, N., McHenry, M., and David, D.D. “Field Imaging Based Assessment of In-Service Ballast Condition,” In Proceedings of the AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition, Orlando, Florida, August 28 – 31, 2016.
  • Tutumluer, E., Kim, J.H., Byun, Y.-H., Orihuela, M., and Wayne, M.H. “Factors Affecting Local Stiffness Quantification of Geogrid-Aggregate Interlock Investigated Using Bender Elements,” In Proceedings of the Geosynthetics 2019 Conference, Houston, Texas, 2019.
  • Tutumluer E., Qamhia I.I.A., and Ozer H. “Field Performance Evaluations of Sustainable Aggregate By-product Applications,” In: Sundaram R., Shahu J., Havanagi V. (eds) Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 28. Springer, Singapore, 2019, pp 3-23.
  • Sarker, P., Tutumluer, E., and Garg, N. “Analyses of Airport Pavement Rutting Trends in FAA’s NAPTF Construction Cycle 5 Pavement Test Sections,” Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology, ASCE, 2019, pp. 407-417.
  • Huang, H., Luo, J., Moaveni, M., Qamhia, I., Tutumluer, E., and Tingle, J.S. “Advanced Analytical Tool for Flexible Pavement Design and Evaluation,” Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Design, Construction, Condition Evaluation, and Management of Pavements, ASCE, 2019, pp. 61-71.
  • Xiao, Y., Chen, L., Zhou, K., and Tutumluer, E. “Dynamic Response Modeling of High-Speed Railroad Ballastless Track over Pile-Raft Foundation,” Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Transportation Geotechnics and Pavement Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0011-0. Shi, Xianming, Liu, Zhen, Liu, Jenny (Eds.), May 27-30, 2018, pp. 207-217.
  • Byun, Y.-H. and Tutumluer, E. “Local Stiffness Quantification of Geogrid Stabilized Aggregates in Relation to Deformation Behavior,” Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Transportation Geotechnics and Pavement Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0011-0. Shi, Xianming, Liu, Zhen, Liu, Jenny (Eds.), May 27-30, 2018, pp. 109-114.
  • Qamhia, I., Tutumluer, E., and Ozer, H. “Field Performances of Chemically Stabilized Quarry By-Products Evaluated through Accelerated Pavement Testing,” Advances in Materials and Pavement Prediction: Papers from the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P 2018), April 16-18, 2018, Doha, Qatar, Edited by Eyad Masad, Amit Bhasin, Tom Scarpas, Ilaria Menapace, Anupam Kumar, 2018, pp. 501-504.
  • Byun, Y.-H., Feng, B., Qamhia, I., and Tutumluer, E. “Applied Stress States in relation to Strength Controlling Unbound Aggregate Base Permanent Deformation Accumulation,” Advances in Materials and Pavement Prediction: Papers from the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P 2018), April 16-18, 2018, Doha, Qatar, Edited by Eyad Masad, Amit Bhasin, Tom Scarpas, Ilaria Menapace, Anupam Kumar, 2018, pp. 497-500.
  • Kim, J.H., Feng, B., Tutumluer, E., and Byun, Y.H. “Bender Element Pairs to Effectively Quantify Local Stiffness Improvement due to Geogrid-Aggregate Interlock,” Advances in Materials and Pavement Prediction: Papers from the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P 2018), April 16-18, 2018, Doha, Qatar, Edited by Eyad Masad, Amit Bhasin, Tom Scarpas, Ilaria Menapace, Anupam Kumar, 2018, pp. 511-514.
  • Hou, W., Feng, B., Li, W., and Tutumluer, E. “Ballast Support Condition Affecting Crosstie Performance Investigated through Discrete Element Method,” 2018 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2018, DOI: 10.1115/JRC2018-6264, 2018.
  • Qamhia, I., Orihuela, M., Schmidt, S., Tutumluer, E., Moaveni, M., Basye, C., and Li, D. “Railway Ballast Strength and Permeability Affecting Track Performance under Dry and Wet Conditions,” 2018 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2018, DOI: 10.1115/JRC2018-6258, 2018.

Invited Lectures

  • “Sustainable Pavement Applications for Aggregate Quarry By-Products,”
  • “Railroad Track Substructure Behavior – US Perspective with Special Emphasis on Ballast,”
  • “Mechanically Stabilized Aggregate Layer: Micro-interactions for Macro-analysis,”
  • “Field Performance Evaluations of Sustainable Aggregate By-product Applications,”
  • “Field Evaluation of In-Service Railway Ballast Using Machine Vision,”
  • “Cold Region Effects on Road Pavement and Railroad Track Foundations,”
  • “Ballasted Track Substructure Challenges and “Next Generation” Technologies,”
  • “Granular Layer Stiffness Enhancement Provided by Geogrid-Aggregate Interlock,”

Other Publications

  • Hossain, M.I. and Tutumluer, E. “Methodology for Evaluation of Seal-Coated, Gravel, and Dirt Roads,” Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-19-008, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-174 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2019.
  • Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y.M.A., Ghaboussi, J., Qian, Y., Lee, S.-J., and Huang, H. “Discrete Element Modeling of Railroad Ballast Behavior,” Final Report, DOT/FRA/ORD-18/20, July 2018.
  • Profiles: Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Profile Published in TR NEWS Magazine, Issue 314, of Transportation Research Board March–April 2018, page 47.
  • Qamhia, I., Tutumluer, E., Ozer, H. “Field Performance Evaluation of Sustainable Aggregate By-product Applications,” Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-18-016, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-168 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2018.
  • Osouli, A., Tutumluer, E., Vaughn, B., “Plasticity Requirements of Aggregates Used in Pavement Base and Subbase Courses,” Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-18-015, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-157 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2018.
  • Tutumluer, E., Ahuja, N., Hart, J.M., Moaveni, M., Huang, H., Zhao, Z., and S Shah, S. “Field Evaluation of Ballast Fouling Conditions Using Machine Vision, FRA Safety IDEA Program Project Final Report, National Academies, Washington, DC, 2017.
  • Tutumluer, E. and Hou. W. “Improving Track Substructure Designs and Settlement Due to Complex Dynamic Loads from High Speed Passenger and Freight Trains,” Interim Project Report, NURAIL2012-UIUC-R03, USDOT National University Rail University Transportation Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, January 2017.
  • Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., Li, D., and Basye, C. “Behavior of Wet Degraded Ballast Investigated through Triaxial Testing,” Technology Digest TD-16-022, published by Transportation Technology Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, June 2016.
  • Schwartz, C.W., Christopher, B.R., and Tutumluer, E. “Geotechnical Aspects of Pavements,” Geo-Strata Magazine of the ASCE Geo-Institute. ISSN1529-2975, May/June 2016, pp 44-50.

Patents

  • Composite Pavement Structures, EP2516745A1, Inventors: David K. Bower, Steven Hicks, Melissa Terry, Calvin T. Peeler, Ronald A. Galecki, and Erol Tutumluer, Current Assignee BASF SE, Original Assignee BASF SE and University of Illinois, Priority date 2009-12-21. (A composite pavement structure comprises a wearing course layer and a base course layer disposed below the wearing course layer. The base course layer comprises aggregate and an elastomeric composition. The elastomeric composition comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component.)

Teaching Honors

  • Listed in the “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students,” CEE 598 SS: Transportation Soil Stabilization (Fall 2008, 2012, 2013, 2018)
  • Listed in the “Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students,” CEE 320: Pavement Analysis and Design I (Spring 2003 )
  • 2002 Ronald E. McNair Research Institute Faculty Advisor (May 2002)
  • Elected Faculty for the Campus Honors Program (CHP) (2001)
  • Collins Fellow (April, 2000)
  • General Electric Fellow (April, 1999)
  • NSF Engineering Education Scholar, Certificate of Recognition (July, 1997)
  • General Electric Scholar and Teaching College Graduate (May, 1997)
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (1995)

Research Honors

  • GeoShanghai Prize for Best Paper for “Behavior of Geogrid-Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation”  ( 26-28 May 2014)
  • Best Paper Award for, “Gradation Effects Influencing Mechanical Properties of Aggregate Base and Granular Subbase Materials in Minnesota”   ( January 2012)
  • Best Paper Award for, “Use of Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing to Determine Relative Damage in Asphalt Pavement Unbound Aggregate Layers” (January 2009)
  • Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar (October 2006)
  • NSF International Workshop Scholar (September, 2001)
  • Fred Burggraf Award for Excellence in Transportation Research (2000)
  • Gene Boyd Vulcan Materials Scholarship (1995)
  • Best Student Paper Award in Pavement Engineering (1995)

Public Service Honors

  • ASCE Geo-Institute Pavements Committee (March 2010)
  • Elected Council Member (February 2005-2007 )
  • Faculty Advisor (1998-present)